This morning I ditched my low A and restrung my bass DGCFBb (my guitarists are in the "tune 1 step down" camp). I have never played a treble strung 5 before...its FUN. Those high notes really sing, aside from soloing I really like the option to grab a third or fifth along with any of the accents I play on F string for a fuller tone. The downside....I still miss my low A. Since the A sounds like mud most of the time I can live with the loss, but I'm already starting to wonder about a drop tuned 6 teamed with some monstrous low end pumping sub... Is this how all of you many-stringed bassists started?